The postcard perfect Little Mt. Hoffman Lookout is perched on the rim of the largest volcano in the state! You’ll be treated to sweeping views of Mt. Shasta, Mt. Lassen, and southern Oregon's Mt. McLoughlin. Plus, with Medicine Lake nearby there will be plenty of outdoor play time. The lookout has a cozy wood stove, two cots, and a barbecue pit and picnic table outside. Be prepared to bring everything you’ll need, including the whiskey and the marshmallows!
Lodging provided
1 site
Up to guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Picnic table available
No potable water
No showers


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Little Mount Hoffman Lookout.

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Hipcamper A
A S.
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July 1st, 2024

Spelling correction to my weird request for a photo below! — my IG handle is @passthatatlas

Hipcamper A
A S.
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March 10th, 2024

Extremely weird use of Hipcamp comments, but, question: On the wall inside the lookout, there's a framed photo of some flying vultures with quote written on it. It's sort of charmingly weird and janky, has the feel of an inside joke, and I meant to take a picture of it during my stay but I forgot (distracted by amazing views, presumably). If anybody happens to read this comment before going to the lookout and can send me a photo of this thing on the wall, I'd be super grateful! You could reach me via Instagram— @ passthatlatas.

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Madison K.
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July 26th, 2017

Probably the most beautiful spot I've ever slept. You get a private view of Mt. Shasta to the west and Lassen to the south, with cool geomorphological features and lava fields speckled in front.

There are two single beds with mattresses inside. We brought sheets and sleeping bags, then added a sleeping pad on the ground. Lots of space for tucking and storing things so it doesn't get too cluttered. There's a wood-burning stove inside the lookout, but it was so warm we didn't need it.

The bathroom is clean and stocked with TP. No showers or potable water. There were a ton of bugs while we were there, so don't forget the bug spray.

We went on a 10-mile out-and-back run to Medicine Campground on Medicine Lake, which has awesome swimming!

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June 16th, 2017
Shasta-Trinity National Forest
United States
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41.579° N, 121.657° W
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